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1:50 AM ET, June 19, 2011

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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New York Post Blocks iPad Access Via Safari To Sell Subscriptions  —  It must have sounded like a great idea to someone at News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) at the time: “Hey, I know how we can sell more subscriptions through the New York Post iPad App!  Let's block access through iPad Safari and make them go to the app instead.”
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The NY Post, the iPad and the web  —  First, I don't care about the NY Post.  It's always been a crap paper.  In the old days it was a crap liberal paper, now it's a crap Murdoch paper.  —  On the other hand, I sometimes click on links that take me to the Post.  —  Permalink
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Bill Gurley Explains How Twitter Will Rule The World And Why Groupon Won't  —  Benchmark Capital led a $35 million investment Twitter back in 2009 before the company was fashionable, and has stakes in other hot young tech companies like OpenTable, Yelp, and Zillow.  —  Partner Bill Gurley is a driving force at the firm.
Discussion: A VC and The Business Insider
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
SageTV HTPC software acquired by Google, next stop Google TV?  —  In what may be an interesting development for the future of Google TV, the folks at Mountain View have purchased SageTV.  The HTPC software has been doing its media center thing on multiple platforms since 2002 …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Google testing yet another redesign, kills 'I'm Feeling Lucky'  —  Google appears to be testing yet another redesign of its search engine, incorporating a new stylish colour scheme but also moving website links to a new position, underneath the title.  —  The redesign isn't available to all users …
ESR / Armed and Dangerous:
World Without Web  —  Technological change has a tendency to look inevitable in retrospect - “It steam-engines when it's steam-engine time.”  Likely this is true in many cases, but I often think we underestimate the alarming degree of contingency lurking behind ‘inevitable’ developments.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Not bad: Zynga's Empires & Allies hits 30 million users in 17 days  —  Zynga's Empires & Allies social game has grown to more than 30 million users in just 17 days.  The combat social strategy game added about 2 million users today, according to market analyst AppData.
Thanks:deantak
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Mark Suster: Raise Money Now So When The Party's Over You're Sitting Pretty  —  Earlier this week GRP Parter VC and VC blogger Mark Suster gave the keynote talk at the Founder Institute's Founder's Showcase on “Getting Funded In A Frothy Market.”  Suster began the keynote with the declarative statement …
Discussion: The Next Web
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
CBS Shuffles CNET Editors  —  More management changes at CBS' digital arm: Veteran editor Dan Farber is once again running CNET News, a position he last held in 2008.  —  CNET editor in chief Scott Ard will stay on at the company, but will focus on CNET's reviews, which he had overseen prior to his promotion in 2009.
Discussion: @yulimar
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
What Photo Sharing App Should You Use?  —  Well who isn't building a photo sharing app these days?  At this point I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Google came out with its elaborately named attempt like tomorrow.  —  But seriously, with such a glut in the mobile photo sharing market …
Thanks:percival
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Fake Identities Were Used on Twitter in Effort to Get Information on Weiner  —  At least three months before the revelation that former Representative Anthony D. Weiner was sending lewd messages and photos to women online, a small group of self-described conservatives was monitoring his exchanges with women on Twitter.
 
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